NCCPA'S STATEMENT ON FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY (FPAR) 


NCCPA appreciates the work that is underway to advance the PA profession and the importance of enabling PAs to practice to the fullest extent of their education and training. As the profession’s certifying body, our primary responsibility is to patient safety and the protection of the public. We remain committed to the preservation of the professional flexibility and high standards that are foundational to the PA profession. NCCPA acknowledges the complexity of full practice authority and responsibility for PAs and its implications for patients and other stakeholders. There are many details about FPAR that layer into every aspect of the PA profession that have not yet been clarified, and NCCPA looks forward to ongoing dialogue informed by thoughtful and objective analysis of valid data and information regarding this important issue and potential implications.